From The Principal's Desk
Thank you for great year at Point Cook College!
At this time of year we take the opportunity to reflect on the year just past and I am extremely proud of what we together, as a learning community have achieved.
It has been a very successful year with the continued development and enhancement of our quality teaching and learning programs. In our first year of the new Strategic Plan we have had a strong focus on student achievement paying particular attention to student growth not only academically but also socially and emotionally.
Our students are to be praised on their enthusiasm, creativity and positive attitude in achieving and in many cases exceeding their learning goals. The College staff is to be acknowledged for their endless drive, innovation and professionalism in their various roles as educators, administrators, student councillors and leaders. Their ongoing commitment to making Point Cook College an engaging and motivating learning environment for all really inspires me.
On Monday morning I had the pleasure of hosting a morning tea to say thank you to the countless parents, friends and relatives who have given up their valuable time during the year to support staff and students with learning. Thank you, your efforts are truly appreciated by all staff and students.
To our Year 9 Graduates I congratulate you all on achieving this significant educational milestone in your life. We wish you continued success and individual growth as you explore your next pathways in life. We are confident that whatever you chose to do you will continue to make Point Cook College proud of you as productive, caring and responsible citizens of the future.
Last night I had the honour of announcing our College Captains for 2016. Congratulations Jemi Banson and Riarn Richards. At the same time we acknowledged the outstanding leadership of our outgoing College Captains, Rubina Singh, Tamara Douthat and Lochie McNeilly.
Please join me in farewelling and thanking the following staff members who won’t be returning at the beginning of 2016. We wish them all the very best in their new endeavours and thank them for their contributions to Point Cook College.
Ms. Stephanie Walker, Ms. Hannah McNamara, Mr. Neil Mitchell, Ms. Megan Blackman, Mr. Nathan Cuthbertson, Mr. Dale Evans and Ms. Madeleine Notley. I would also like to take the opportunity to wish Mrs Sally Hill all the very best during her family leave in 2016.
Farewell to the families who are leaving us and moving to other school communities. We hope your association with Point Cook College has been positive and rewarding. We wish you all the best.
Have a great break, enjoy the festivities and be SAFE over the summer and re-turn in 2016 ready for another great year.
On behalf of all staff at Point Cook College I wish you a great fulfilled festive season with family and friends and a happy, safe and prosperous New Year. See you at the end of January.
I have included a poem that I would like the entire college community to reflect on and remember that our core business is children and that all children are special and deserve to be celebrated!
On Friday the 18th December, we will be holding a final formal assembly for all Prep to Year 4 students. This special assembly will take place in the gym starting at 9.15am. Parents are welcome.
The Prep to Year Four community has ended the year on a high. We have had many special activities and excursions and the students have had lots of fun. The preps ended their year with a Christmas Concert on Monday the 14th December. This special day is always a highlight for the preps and their parents and grand parents. We get many people into the gym to admire the work of the prep team as well as the Performing Arts Team. I would like to say a huge thank you to all involved.
The Year One students ended with their challenge day. They had a variety of challenges to work on and the day ended with their parents visiting their homerooms.
The Year Two students had their last Genius Hour and then their parents also got to visit their homerooms.
The Year Three and Four students ended their year with two very special excursions. The students all thoroughly enjoyed these highlights to the end of a busy year.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year.
I look forward to seeing all students again next year.
Stay safe and look after yourselves.
Assistant Principal P - 4